The Piazza Tales by Herman Melville

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by Herman Melville

The Piazza Tales is a collection of six short stories written by Herman Melville and originally published in 1856.

Includes three of the most notable stories from Melville's work: Bartleby, Benito Cereno and The Encantadas. The criticism of his time was positive, however that did not translate into a good sales volume that would solve Melville's economic problems.

The following is the list of the six short stories included in the book:

  • The Piazza
  • Bartleby
  • Benito Cereno
  • The Lightning-Rod Man
  • The Encantadas
  • The Bell-Tower

“With fairest flowers,
Whilst summer lasts, and I live here, Fidele—”
When I removed into the country, it was to occupy an old-fashioned farm-house, which had no piazza—a deficiency the more regretted, because not only did I like piazzas, as somehow combining the coziness of in-doors with the freedom of out-doors, and it is so pleasant to inspect your thermometer there, but the country round about was such a picture, that in berry time no boy climbs hill or crosses vale without coming upon easels planted in every nook, and sun-burnt painters painting there. A very paradise of painters. The circle of the stars cut by the circle of the mountains. At least, so looks it from the house; though, once upon the mountains, no circle of them can you see. Had the site been chosen five rods off, this charmed ring would not have been.

Fiction   Short Stories

6 hours 39 minutes (79814 words)

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The The Piazza Tales book is available for download in PDF, ePUB and Mobi

Date added: 04-29-2022

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About Herman Melville

Herman Melville was an American novelist, short story writer, and poet of the American Renaissance period. Among his best-known works are Moby-Dick ....

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